The Five Senses in the Sensory Garden at Holistic Life School
Peacemakers (students) will have the opportunity to stimulate all five senses in our sensory garden. While encouraging and cultivating mindfulness of their senses; peacemakers will nurture visual & textual plants that also offer unique sounds, fragrances, and taste.
Touch – (Textural Appeal)
Peacekeepers (teachers) will encourage peacemakers (students) to appreciate the soft, fuzzy leaves from a Lamb’s ear, the grasses that yield spikes of soft, fuzzy flowers, feather-like blooms and the texture of various other plants, as peacemakers cultivate mindfulness of touch.
Hear – (Soothing Sounds)
Peacekeepers (teachers) will encourage the peacemakers (students) to be mindful of the trickling or splashing sounds from a fountain or the rustle in the wind from the money plant. Other things such as wind chimes and bells can be enjoyed along with natural sounds from buzzing bees and chirping birds, as peacemakers cultivate mindfulness of sound.
Sight – (Visual Appeal)
Peacemakers will enjoy the bright colors such as red & yellow and interesting shapes which can be blissful and stimulating to the eyes such as Marigolds, red-hot pokers, blanket flowers, butterfly plants and sunflowers, as peacemakers cultivate mindfulness of sight.
Taste – (Edible Plants)
Peacemakers will enjoy fruits & vegetables such as pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, strawberries, carrots, etc., as well as, herbs such as mint, dill, parsley etc.
Smell – (Smelling Sensation)
It will be such a delight for peacemakers to walk through rosemary, lavender, honeysuckle, lemon balm, mint and sweet peas, as peacemakers cultivate mindfulness of smell.
Holistic Life Schools integrate mind/body practices to develop
mindfulness, resilience and a passion for learning for peacemakers ages 3 to 12.